10 days in Helsinki Region, Rauma & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region, Rauma & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Rauma
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rauma

Rauma
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bonk Museum and Villa Mairea. Museum-lovers will get to explore Automobile Museum and Marela Museum House. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rauma by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 8th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rauma to Salla. In December, Salla is slightly colder than Rauma - with highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Historic Sites
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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